Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mom Brower’s First Visit to Haiti

Right after Thanksgiving, I flew to NJ to surprise my sister, Amy!  I didn’t get to see her much this past summer because her newest son was born prematurely and she was at the hospital with him almost the whole time I was there.  My Mom and I showed up her her church that Sunday and pulled off a pretty good surprise!  I think she really was shocked!  I spent 4 of the 6 days in NJ with her.  We had a great time hanging out, shopping, playing games and I enjoyed playing with my nephews (she has 4 boys now!)  I was sad to go at the end of the week, but I really enjoyed my time with her.

Part of the plan for flying in to see my sister, was to bring my Mom back to Haiti with me.  I was thrilled to finally be able to show her where we live and serve—for her to get a taste of what our life is like!  She came for 2 weeks and we had a really good time.  We stayed low-key as the kids were still in school, but we did some really fun things as well. 

Here is us on the plane ready to fly home to Haiti and the drive from Port au Prince to Cayes where we live:

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We took her to Rainbow Beach:

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We shared many meals, she tried new foods and she even learned how to make bannan peze:

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She and the kids spent lots of time exploring together:

 

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We visited Drew and Tessa at school:

 

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My highlight was the weekend we spent all together at the RMI Retreat Center in Zanglais.  What a fun time we had together, playing on the beach and playing games when the kids went to bed.  The local fisherman were pulling in their net right on the beach one day and Mom-Mom even boogie-boarded! 

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That Sunday we went to the church in Zanglais where they had a Brigade from another church sing and perform.

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Mom learned to ride a 4-wheeler (which included many laughs!)

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Mom was here for Drew’s school Christmas Program, but I’ll save that for another blog post.

We have so many great memories, it was so hard to pick just a few pics!  We miss you Mom-Mom and can’t wait for you to come back again!

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~Becky

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